WXXI World

WXXI World features documentary, public affairs and news programming from public television's award-winning signature series and acclaimed independent filmmakers.

Where to watch

WXXI World can be viewed over-the-air on Digital Television channel 21.2 as well as on Time Warner Cable channel 1275. Some programming is available on-demand in the WXXI Video Player

Upcoming on WXXI World

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 6:00pm
 The moving and haunting story of four former internees of the Poston Relocation Center. 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 6:00pm
A filmmaker's journey to discover the mystery behind the meaning of her extremely long Hawaiian middle name, Hepuakoamanaʻ ekapunokamalei-o-naliʻ iamekahanohanoʻ ia.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 8:00pm
A cure for Alzheimer’s. A Nobel Prize. An honored place in medical history. All of this hangs in the balance as scientists race to find the cure for a rare disease found on one remote Pacific island.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 8:00pm
With wit and charm, The Grace Lee Project puts a hilarious spin on the eternal question, "What's in a name?"
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 7:00pm
Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawai‘i’s population, Pidgin captures multi-ethnic Hawai‘i’s heart and soul.

Ongoing on WXXI World

On-Demand
America Reframed: If You Build It: Two ambitious designers create a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity at a small NC school, allowing teens to conceptualize and construct a real building.Watch On-Demand
On-Demand
Schools across America are incorporating real world job skills into their curriculums, training the next generation of farmers, scientists and engineers. Watch On-Demand
On-Demand
Local USA presents three short documentaries featuring unique stories from emerging Latino filmmakers: The Smallest Step (William Caballero) animates 3D modeled avatars of diverse high school students against real world backdrops; Overcomers (Gabriela Lopez de Dennis) highlights two teenagers succeeding despite the odds stacked against them; and Every Girl Matters (Gloria Moran) looks at an all-girls Catholic high school with a 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rate. Watch On-Demand
On-Demand
Take advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape of D-Day. Watch On-Demand

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Recently on WXXI World

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 8:00pm
In the 1980’s an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. Twenty years later, surfing is not only a pillar of village life, but it’s also a means to prestige.
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 10:00pm
Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 9:00pm
This documentary charts sculptor and Irondequoit native, Todd McGrain's efforts to memorialize five birds — the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, Labrador Duck, Passenger Pigeon and Heath Hen